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The Living Economics Book Celebration

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Last night The Future of Freedom Foundation hosted a really nice event to celebrate Pete Boettke’s newest book, Living Economics, published by the Independent Institute. The event was held at Founder’s Hall at George Mason University at its Arlington, Virginia, campus. Pete teaches economics at George Mason and is one of the most brilliant Austrian economists of our time. ...

LBJ and Media Complicity with Iraq

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On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, among the major issues being discussed is the unwavering support that the U.S. major media gave to the invasion. The major media not only placed unconditional trust in the Bush administration’s WMD pronouncements, they also even helped to hype the claims to the American people. Why? Given that it is the ...

Why the Awlakis Were Killed

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While President Obama, the Pentagon, and the CIA have steadfastly refused to say why they assassinated American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, one thing remains beyond dispute: It wasn’t because Awlaki was trying to take away the freedom of the American people. It was instead because he was opposing the U.S. national-security state’s interventionism in the Middle East and neighboring regions. The ...

The Liberal Blind Spot

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One of the distinguishing characteristics of liberals is their inability to focus on the unseen consequences of statist policies. They’re able to see the direct, immediate consequences of such policies but they have a blind spot when it comes to the adverse consequences that cannot be seen. A good example of this phenomenon occurred recently in a book review ...

My Talk at UNC

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On Thursday evening, I had the honor of addressing the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and the Students for Liberty (SDS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The two groups were working together to oppose the U.S. government’s assassination program as well as foreign interventionism and empire in general. During the day, the students promoted the event ...

Jonah Goldberg on Conservatives and Libertarians

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In his current op-ed, “Fusion Power on the Right,” conservative Jonah Goldberg points to the increasing popularity of libertarianism, especially among young people. In a valiant attempt to embrace the trend, Goldberg argues that there really isn’t that much difference between libertarianism and conservatism. One has to wonder: what planet does Goldberg live on? Goldberg points to Frank Meyer’s attempt ...

A Fiscal Lesson in Cyprus for Americans

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Once again, the European Union is teaching Americans what lies at the end of the road of out-of-control federal spending and debt. Cyprus is the latest country that has required a bailout. But this time, the authorities have crossed the Rubicon in how they have addressed the problem. The basic approach to overextended EU countries is to grant them immediate ...

Checkpoint Tyranny Along the Border

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Fifteen years ago, I published an article entitled “Domestic Passports for Hispanic-Americans,” in which I described immigration checkpoint tyranny in America’s borderlands with Mexico. Americans who have never traveled to the border have no idea of the police state that the ICE and the DEA have established in the border regions. My hometown of Laredo, Texas, is situated right ...

Criminal Offenses vs. Acts of War

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As I have been emphasizing ever since the 9/11 attacks, terrorism is a criminal offense, not an act of war. That’s precisely why the U.S. government secures criminal indictments issued by federal grand juries against people it accuses of having committed terrorist acts. The federal attorneys, the federal grand jurors, and the federal judge that receives the indictments all ...

Lecturing on Libertarianism to High School Students

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Yesterday, I had a great time sharing ideas on liberty at a very impressive private school in Virginia Beach, Cape Henry Collegiate School. I started the day speaking to two combined classes consisting of about 20 seniors. Most of them already had a basic understanding of libertarianism. In fact, their teacher had just recently taken them to a forum ...
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